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Apple - Rome Beauty

Apple - Rome Beauty

Description

Glossy, thick crimson red skin, juicy and slightly tart. Flavor is subdued when eaten raw. When cooked, the flavor develops and awakens, the flesh is creamy and rich with beautiful pink hue, holds shape well.

History

Discovered in Rome…….Ohio, not Italy, by Joel Gillete.  In 1817, Gillette, having been delivered a shipment of trees from a nursery, noticed a tree that didn’t match the others.  He gave this tree to his son who planted it along the banks of the Ohio River.  Several years later, much to his surprise, the tree was still alive and bearing this red, glossy fruit.

The fruit was named after the town in which it descended.     

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